Diabetes Awareness Month begins on November 1st. The Diabetes Education Centre and the Porcupine Health Unit are letting people know that help is available even without a family doctor. Registered Dietician at the Porcupine Health Unit, Hilary Dean, says diabetes is very prominent in the Northeast. On Monday, November 16th the Sensenbrenner Hospital in Kapuskasing will be holding an event in its lobby from 8:00am until 5:00pm. The hospital will be raising awareness for diabetes screenings, providing educational material and hosting draws for guests of the event.